Friday, June 19, 2009


Are you curious? Pumpkin sure is...

Your wait is over. My big news is...a Summer Reading Club!
Did you just yawn?
Been there? Done that? O....kay.
I am calling mine....

  • Every Friday I will tell you the title of a book, along with a craft and a snack idea. (the plate)This should give you time to locate the book at your library.

  • Every Wednesday, you can come see how it looked here in our little corner of the Garden State.

  • You can link to show us how it looked wherever you are.

Sound good?


This is just to give you a starting point for a fun afternoon of reading with a

craft and snack. I do not do the crafts for Princess. If hers don't "look" like the picture

in my mind...oh well.Feel free to join in or not. I get e-mails all the time

from other Moms, homeschooling, and not, who claim to wish they could come up

with goofy ideas like I do to make learning, or just reading ,more fun

for their kids. Here's your chance.

These ideas will be easy as 1-2-3
  1. The book
  2. The Craft
  3. The Snack (or plate)

We will start today, and go straight through the Summer.The first book will be:


The Craft idea: We are going to make a summer book club scrap book.
Sound difficult? It's not. I urge you to use what you have on hand, do not
go buying a bunch of fancy supplies. (Unless you are the rare homeschooler/parent who has tons of extra cash on hand- in which case I urge you to support your local businesses when buying supplies) We will be using a left over (from my niece's school days)
folder. I will add note paper and blank construction paper. I will have Princess
write in the title, author-illustrator, and a brief sentence or two of what the book
was about and how much she liked it, or not. I will either have her paste in a photo of her craft,
or the actual craft depending on what it is. For now, we will just be making the book itself.
I think I will also paste a photo of her with the book as we go..we'll see.

The Snack idea: We are going to make ice pops (just like in the story)
the day before, or maybe even today.
You need, fruit juice,an ice cube tray (or other small mold/cup),wooden sticks.
Pour juice in tray (or whatever) put stick in, place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
Remove,pop out, and this is the most important step....ENJOY!

Care to join us? Don't forget to link up here on Wednesday.
Have a book you would like us to use? Or maybe just one you would like
an idea for? Leave a comment to let me know.
My legal department (The Law Offices of Mouserman and Meowerstein),
insists that I put another disclaimer here:


Chawksgirl4ever said...

sounds like so much summer fun! you know we will be participating!! See you at the farm...
Jasmine in CA

sarah said...

This sounds like a great idea! Although not as dramatic as some of the possible news I was expecting ;-)

Homemade Happenings said...

OH how fun!! We will proabbaly be joining - I need things to keep Gigi busy!

Tara said...

I think this is a terrific idea! Adding the craft and snack element makes it fun.

Owen is older and into some science based, "boy" books for his summer reading but I'll be checking in on the club just the same :0)

Gottfredsen said...

ok I told Sam you were starting a summer book club, before I could ask if he wanted to do it he said he wanted to. LOL. So I guess we are in. I checked the library site, they have it, but at a different branch. So we will see if they tansfer it in time. We will at least do a craft and snack. Enough rambling, off to do some work.

8)(8 said...

Great idea.

Wendy Hawksley said...

Wicked awesome idea!

I won't be able to participate until I arrive in Korea... But I am looking forward to it in a few weeks.

Cher Mere said...

You are so very cool. :) Great idea!

Chele said...

Sounds like fun! I'll be looking for the book on Monday.

Toni said...

sounds fun, look forward to it. I love tying in crafts with our stories makes them so much fun and makes the memory last.

Angela said...

You are just the perfect person to do this, my dear! How fun!!!

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

Plato said...

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